Official repository for the institution-wide policies and procedures of the University of Michigan, maintained to guide and direct the university community.

More about SPGs

About University policies

University policies (SPGs) set expectations for individual and organizational behavior for employees and departments, and apply to the entire institution. Take the time to discover what policies are relevant to your role. Learn more

Authority and delegations

All employees act on behalf of the university in different capacities; but certain decisions and commitments require proper delegation of authority to be official and binding. Explore existing authorizations for binding the university to external business agreements and learn how and when to delegate. Learn more…

Relationship between SPGs and other campus or local policy

University-wide policies (SPGs) apply to the whole institution, but every campus, school, college and department has unique needs and operations. Individual units may develop policies and procedures to suit their circumstances, provided they remain consistent with SPG requirements. See how the different levels of legal and policy requirements relate and interact…

Be aware of policy updates

To help build awareness of and promote compliance with university policy, an email group was created so members of the university community could choose to be updated on new, changed, and decommissioned policies (SPGs).  This is a self-opt-in email group that will receive a quarterly email with a list of policy that changed.  Emails will be sent in January, April, July, and October.  Click here to view instructions for joining the email group.